A table setting out the specific subjects in which qualifications are being reformed to meet the requirements set by each regulator.

Schools and colleges can use the table below to see which qualifications have been developed for use in each jurisdiction and, in combination with the table above, which qualifications in which subjects are available to them.

The reforms to qualifications are taking place on a phased transition which means some subjects are being reformed at different times across the 3 countries. Not all subjects have yet been reformed – check the website of the relevant regulator or with your exam board for more details.

This table should be read in relation to the Statement from the qualification regulators on changes to GCSEs, AS and A levels, also attached below.

A levels

A level subjectRequirements set by OfqualRequirements set by Qualifications WalesRequirements set by CCEA Regulation
AccountingYesNoNo
Ancient historyYesNoNo
Ancient languages1YesNoNo
Archaeology2YesNoNo
Art and designYesYesYes
BusinessYesYesYes
Classical civilizationYesNoNo
Computer scienceYesYesNo
DanceYesNoNo
Design and technologyYesYesYes
Digital technologyNoNoYes
Drama and theatreYesYesNo
EconomicsYesYesYes
ElectronicsYesNoNo
English languageYesYesNo
English language and literatureYesYesNo
English literatureYesYesYes
Environmental scienceYesNoNo
Environmental technologyNoNoYes
Film studiesYesNoNo
Further mathsYesYesYes
GeographyYesYesYes
GeologyYesNoNo
Government and politics3NoYesYes
Health and social careNoNoYes
HistoryYesYesYes
History of artYesNoYes
IrishNoNoYes
JournalismNoNoYes
LawYesYesNo
Life and health sciences NoYes
Modern foreign languages (French, German, and Spanish)YesYesYes
Modern foreign languages (other languages)4YesNoNo
Modern foreign languages (listening, reading, writing)5YesNoNo
MathematicsYesYesYes
Media studiesYesYesNo
Moving image artsNoNoYes
MusicYesYesYes
Music technologyYesNoNo
Nutrition and food scienceNoNoYes
Performing artsNoNoYes
PhilosophyYesNoNo
Physical educationYesYesNo
Politics6YesNoNo
PsychologyYesYesNo
Religious studiesYesYesYes
Science (biology, chemistry and physics)YesYesYes
SociologyYesNoNo
Software systems developmentNoNoYes
Sports science and the active leisure industryNoNoYes
StatisticsYesNoNo
WelshNoYesNo
Welsh second languageNoYesNo

1 Classical Greek, biblical Hebrew, Latin

2 Ofqual has set requirements for A level Archaeology, but no qualifications have been or are being developed in this subject

3 Government and politics A level with separate subject content is available in Wales and Northern Ireland.

4 Chinese, Italian, Russian

5 Arabic, Bengali, Gujarati, modern Greek, modern Hebrew, Japanese, Panjabi, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Turkish, Urdu

6Politics A level with separate subject content is available in England.

GCSEs

GCSE subjectRequirements set by OfqualRequirements set by Qualifications WalesRequirements set by CCEA Regulation
Ancient historyYesNoNo
Ancient languages7YesNoNo
Agriculture and land useNoNoYes
Applied science (single award)NoYesNo
Applied science (double award)NoYesNo
AstronomyYesNoNo
Art and designYesYesYes
Design & technologyYesYesYes
BiologyYesYesYes
BusinessYesYesYes
Business and communications systemsNoNoYes
ChemistryYesYesYes
Child developmentNoNoYes
Citizenship studiesYesNoNo
Classical civilisationYesNoNo
Combined science (double award)YesYesYes
Computer scienceYesYesNo
ConstructionNoNoYes
Contemporary craftsNoNoYes
DanceYesNoNo
Digital technologyNoNoYes
DramaYesYesYes
EconomicsYesNoYes
ElectronicsYesNoNo
EngineeringYesNoNo
Engineering and manufacturingNoNoYes
English languageYesYesYes
English literatureYesYesYes
Film studiesYesNoNo
Food preparation and nutritionYesYesYes
Further mathsNoNoYes
GaeilgeNoNoYes
GeographyYesYesYes
GeologyYesNoNo
Government and politicsNoNoYes
Health and social care8NoNoYes
HistoryYesYesYes
HospitalityNoNoYes
IrishNoNoYes
JournalismNoNoYes
Learning for life and workNoNoYes
Leisure travel and tourismNoNoYes
MathematicsYesYesYes
Mathematics – numeracyNoYesNo
Media studiesYesYesNo
Modern foreign languages (French, German and Spanish)YesYesYes
Modern foreign languages (other languages)9YesNoNo
Motor vehicle and road user studiesNoNoYes
Moving image artsNoNoYes
MusicYesYesYes
Physical educationYesYesYes
Physical education short courseYesYesNo
PhysicsYesYesYes
PsychologyYesNoNo
Religious studiesYesYesYes
Religious studies short courseYesYesNo
Single award scienceNoNoYes
SociologyYesNoNo
StatisticsYesNoYes
WelshNoYesNo
Welsh literatureNoYesNo
Welsh second languageNoYesNo

7 Classical Greek, biblical Hebrew, Latin

8 Legacy GCSE provision for child development and health and social care will continue to be available in Wales until 2020.

9 Arabic, Bengali, Chinese, modern Greek, Gujarati, modern Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Panjabi, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Turkish, Urdu

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